Why Do Planes Maintain High Altitudes and Fly at 35000 feet?

April 11th, 2017

Plane at high altitude

It is a thrill to see an airplane cruising and maintain high altitudes, flying at 35,000 feet. Have you wondered what could be the reason for high altitude flights? Why do planes fly so high? Read the rest of this entry »

Extraordinary Airlines Around the World

April 6th, 2017
Credit: VietJet

Credit: VietJet

Flying in an aeroplane is a simple business of reaching from one destination to the other. But some airline companies do not think so and offers you some of the most unusual and entertaining services on board. Let us check out some such airlines which give you a fun flight. Read the rest of this entry »

The Latest Facial Recognition Technology Makes Flying Easy

March 31st, 2017
Credit: Public Domain/MichaelGaida

Credit: Public Domain/MichaelGaida

Travellers can now board the flight without showing their travel documents multiple times. The facial-recognition technology will serve the purpose. Read the rest of this entry »

Discovering What Transpires When a Plane is Struck by Lightning

March 21st, 2017

Lightning

Imagine a sudden flash of light accompanied by a loud noise while you are travelling on an aircraft. The thought of a mid-flight aircraft being struck by lightning is intimidating but reportedly is a common occurrence. Read the rest of this entry »

The Sporty Mini-Plane, Icon A5 Makes Flying Easy

March 17th, 2017
ICON A5 - sporty aircraft

ICON A5. Credit: Icon Aircraft.

A perfect day for flying and if you feel the intense desire to be a pilot and soar into the skies, then your wait is over. The FAA-approved new Icon A5, a James Bond-style light sports car that manoeuvres on water and has a swiftness of a jet ski, is designed specifically for both first-time pilots and pros. Read the rest of this entry »

How And Why Do Planes Dump Fuel?

March 10th, 2017
air show

air show

Modern Airliners dump fuel in the face of emergencies. So, is fuel dumping safe? Is it the only way to stay aloft? Why do airliners need to dump fuel and how do they do this? Keep reading to find out more. Read the rest of this entry »

iWOAW Celebrates 80 Years of Female Helicopter Pilots & Remits Awards

March 2nd, 2017
WOAWies put magic in girls' lives during WOAW Week.

Girls during WOAW Week. Credits: Facebook/iWOAW

The Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) hosts the 7th annual Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, during March 6-12, 2017, themed as ‘Let’s whirl, 80 years of female helicopter pilots.’ Read the rest of this entry »

Flat Beds Seats Coming to Planes in Economy Class

February 23rd, 2017
© National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK)

© National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK)

Are you going to be on a long-haul flight in the economy class? The cramped seating has always been a worry and the thrilling experience of flying suddenly is dampened with discomfort and a never-ending ordeal. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Flying bum’, the biggest aircraft Airlander in the World to Hit the Skies Again

February 17th, 2017
Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles

Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles

The largest aircraft in the world, Airlander 10, is all set to take to the skies once again after its test flight crash last summer. A ’Flying bum’ as it is lovingly called due to its shape, measures 92ms and is one part helicopter and part airship. Read the rest of this entry »

China’s First Commercial Trunk Liner to Enter Skies by Mid-2017

February 11th, 2017
C919 aircraft. Credit: Comac

C919 aircraft. Credit: Comac

The Comac C919, a narrow-body twin-engine jet is expected to make its first flight by mid-2017 as reported by the People’s Daily last week. The aircraft is built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac). It is completely the country’s own design and built aircraft. Read the rest of this entry »